Minnesota Vikings: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

If Coach Mike Zimmer is going to be able to dominate on defense it’s incumbent on G.M. Rick Spielman to provide him with more talent up-front. But without a first-round pick it’s up to Spielman to work some magic in the middle rounds for Zimmer’s vision to come true. Key additions DE Datone Jones OT Riley Reiff OT Mike Remmers QB Case Keenum RB Latavius Murray Key subtractions CB Captain Munnerlyn FB Zach Line LB Chad Greenway OG Brandon Fusco OL Andre Smith OT ... Read more >>
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Detroit Lions: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

With a franchise quarterback like Matthew Stafford coming off a career season, the Detroit Lions are not that far away from contending for their first NFL Championship in 60 years. To complete the job second-year G.M. Bob Quinn needs to find the right mix of talent on defense lacking the difference-makers necessary to take that next step. Key additions CB D.J. Hayden DE Cornelius Washington DT Jordan Hill DT Akeem Spence LB Paul Worrilow MLB/ST Nick Bellore OG ... Read more >>
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Chicago Bears: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

G.M. Ryan Pace did a good job in free agency by adding three key defensive backs and a hopeful franchise quarterback. Now he needs to protect that quarterback (Mike Glennon) and surround him with some skilled weapons. Key additions CB Prince Amukamara CB Marcus Cooper QB Mike Glennon QB Mark Sanchez SS Quintin Demps TE Dion Sims WR Markus Wheaton WR Kendall Wright Key subtractions CB Tracy Porter DE Cornelius Washington OL Ted Larsen QB Matt ... Read more >>
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Dallas Cowboys: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

After finding their franchise quarterback in last year’s draft the Cowboys now need to add more impact defenders to their front wall if they’re serious about becoming a deep playoff threat in the NFC. Key additions CB Nolan Carroll DL Stephen Paea OT Byron Bell SS Robert Blanton Key subtractions CB Brandon Carr CB Morris Claiborne DE Jack Crawford DT Terrell McClain FS J.J. Wilcox OG Ronald Leary OT Doug Free SS Barry Church TE Gavin Escobar Priority ... Read more >>
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Philadelphia Eagles: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Eagles are a franchise on the rise and will go as far as their young signal-caller Carson Wentz will take them. That is unless they fail to draft some competent cornerbacks early and often to solidify an already decent defensive unit and turn it into a championship one. Key additions CB Patrick Robinson DE Chris Long DT Tim Jernigan OG Chance Warmack QB Nick Foles QB Matt McGloin WR Alshon Jeffrey WR Torrey Smith Key subtractions CB Nolan Carroll CB ... Read more >>
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Washington Redskins: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Redskins own the top trade-chip quarterback in the league and if they’re willing to listen and strike a deal for Kirk Cousins it would undoubtedly re-shape the way teams are approaching the first-round in ways we can only imagine. But if you know Daniel Snyder like we do, then why on earth would he want to make any rational decisions when he’s so good at doing to irrational? Key additions DL Terrell McClain DL Stacy McGee ILB Zach Brown SS D.J. Swearinger WR ... Read more >>
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New York Giants: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Even though it was a short stay the Giants returned to the post-season for the first time since winning the Super Bowl in 2011. To take that next step they’ll need more offensive weapons including a vertical threat at tight end and an impact rusher. Of course none of those moves might work out until they figure out how to open more holes and wall-off defenders. Key additions CB Antwon Blake FB/TE Rhett Ellison OG D.J. Fluker QB Geno Smith RB Shaun Draughn WR ... Read more >>
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New England Patriots: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Bill Belichick knows the Tom Brady days are coming to an end soon which is why he made several deals to mortgage the future including acquiring WR Brandin Cooks for their first-round pick. Unless they deal cornerback Malcolm Butler the Patriots won’t be on the clock until late Friday night, but somehow I think their fans will be just fine with that. Key additions CB Stephon Gilmore DE Kony Ealy DE Lawrence Guy RB Rex Burkhead RB Mike Gillislee TE Dwayne Allen WR ... Read more >>
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Miami Dolphins: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Adam Gase era is off to a good start and the Dolphins are closer than they’ve been in a long while for sustained success. Right now they just don’t have the talent depth to take that next big step so adding more key defenders should be a priority starting on day one. Key additions DE William Hayes FS Nate Allen ILB Lawrence Timmons OL Ted Larsen SS T.J McDonald TE Anthony Fasano TE Julius Thomas Key subtractions DE Jason Jones DE Dion Jordan DE ... Read more >>
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Buffalo Bills: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Bills are enduring the longest current playoff drought (last appearance in 1999) from any of the four major sports leagues and now it’s up to new Head Coach Sean McDermott to get them back. Expect McDermott to do what he can during his first draft class to add as many difference-makers to his new defense that he can find. Key additions FB Patrick DiMarco FB Tom Tolbert FS Jordan Poyer PK Steven Hauschka SS Micah Hyde WR Corey Brown WR Andre Holmes Key ... Read more >>
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